Do Water Underpass Tunnels Pose Specific Challenges in the ITS Safety Context?

With the increased awareness of safety and security requirements in today’s road traffic environment, video based incident detection systems (IDS) around the world are becoming more prevalent with focus on driver safety, accident prevention, automated detection of incidents with automated notification and smart-routing of information to traffic management centers, and first responders, as well as the up-and-coming build out of the roadside-to-vehicle networks. Advancements in IDS have already contributed significantly by alerting drivers and road network operators of accidents within seconds of their occurrence. This paper provides an more specific overview of the promising transfer capabilities derived from an incident detection system supposedly invented for tunnel safety as well the superior applicability for general traffic management purposes especially in challenging environments water underpass tunnels. There is a long history in immersed and water underpass tunnels - this technical paper briefly reflects on the more holistic approach on how to deal with traffic safety preventative and emergency release actions. Amongst other traffic data generated by sensors the most useful data comes from video. Video per se and video analytics more importantly has tremendous add on capability for the complete project-operation lifecycle.

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    • Abstract used with permission of ITS Japan. Paper No. 2021.
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    ITS Japan

    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Benedik, Rudolf
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  • Publication Date: 2013


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 5p
  • Monograph Title: 20th ITS World Congress, Tokyo 2013. Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01536148
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9784990493981
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 2014 9:12AM